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Buffalo Chicken Slaw Salad

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This Buffalo Chicken Salad uses slaw mix as it’s base to change things up. It’s crunchy, healthy and full of flavor!

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This Buffalo Chicken Salad uses slaw mix as it's base to change things up. It's crunchy, healthy and full of flavor! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

I originally shared this Buffalo Chicken Salad recipe back in February of 2012. As I’m getting myself “back in the salad” this week, I’ve been browsing my salad archives to find some of my favorite go-to salad recipes. This slaw based Buffalo Chicken Salad is a little different than my usual lettuce based salad and is so easy to put together – which is why I love it so much.

Since Super Bowl Sunday I’ve been having major cravings for buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing. I am not a huge wing person (I don’t really care for chicken on the bone), but I love anything doused in hot wing sauce and dunked in blue cheese dressing. My love of buffalo sauce and blue cheese was born when I was in college working at a sports bar (the Gainesville Ale House – fun times!). There, I fulfilled my cravings daily with a basket of crispy french fries dunked in hot wing sauce and blue cheese…hello amazing (and hello 15lbs on the scale).

This Buffalo Chicken Salad (slaw salad actually) has become my current – waistline friendly – answer to my cravings. I ate this salad for lunch everyday for a week.

This Buffalo Chicken Salad uses slaw mix as it's base to change things up. It's crunchy, healthy and full of flavor! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

The base of this salad is slaw mix. Slaw mix is a great (and oh so easy) way to change up salads just by adding a handful to whatever salad you are making. I often add it to spinach salads for a little extra crunch and texture. For this buffalo chicken salad I made the slaw the main part of the salad and added a few extras to it instead, those extras being celery, avocado and chicken. Splash on some hot sauce, red wine vinegar and a little creamy blue cheese dressing and you are set.

Dee-licious.

This Buffalo Chicken Salad uses slaw mix as it's base to change things up. It's crunchy, healthy and full of flavor!

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Buffalo Chicken Slaw Salad

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups tri-color slaw mix
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1/3 avocado, diced
  • 3 oz chopped rotisserie chicken (or cooked chicken breast)
  • a couple splashes Frank's buffalo sauce (1 tablespoon)
  • a couple of splashes red wine vinegar (1 teasp)
  • 1 tablespoons light blue cheese dressing (I used Naturally Fresh Light Blue Cheese Dressing)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a big salad bowl and enjoy!

Healthy Tip:  To cut back on the need to add too much creamy (higher calorie) dressings, I like to splash a little bit of red wine vinegar on my salads first. I find that it helps spread the creamy dressing and flavor around so that I don't need to add as much.

Nutritional Information:  328 Calories / 16g Fat / 11g Carbohydrate / 6g Fiber / 36g Protein


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15 Responses to “Buffalo Chicken Slaw Salad”

  1. Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition posted February 12, 2015 at 7:02 am

    As the only bleu cheese eater in my house, I can see myself making this for weekday lunches [and leaving the rest of the fools in my family out 🙂 ].

  2. Liz posted February 12, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Nice salad – thank you.

  3. CarriesExpKtchn posted February 12, 2015 at 8:59 am

    I love this salad and can’t wait to make it myself. It’s so easy and I bet the flavors are amazing!

  4. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek posted February 12, 2015 at 10:19 am

    This looks really good. I also like to add slaw mix to a salad. Just adds an extra crunch that is nice.

  5. Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer posted February 12, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I would love this for lunch today, Aggie! I’m such a lover of bleu cheese dressing, too! Great recipe!

  6. Erica posted February 12, 2015 at 10:43 am

    mmmmm! Love slaw in salads. Very yum!

  7. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted February 12, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Wish I had this for lunch! This sounds so good!

  8. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted February 12, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I never buy buffalo sauce but I’ve been seeing it everywhere in recipes these days – I must find it! I LOVE blue cheese!

  9. bev @ bevcooks posted February 12, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    UM, yes. Believe it or not, I didn’t even EAT anything buffalo on Super Bowl. It’s time to pay for my crime. With this.

    In my face.

    Forever.

  10. Julia posted February 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Saw this on Facebook and had to come check it out!! I love all of these things: slaw, buffalo, blue cheese…all of it!

  11. Jersey Girl Cooks posted February 13, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    I need to make this salad for lunch this week! Love buffalo anything.

  12. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom posted February 14, 2015 at 11:11 am

    I was about 20 lbs heavier than I am now when I was in college! so I feel you sister! LOVE this waistline friendly Buffalo Chicken Slaw!!! looks great!!

  13. KalynsKitchen posted February 14, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Sign me up for this, sounds fantastic!

  14. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen posted February 15, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    I don’t know why we save the Frank’s for Super Bowl. I swear I can’t get enough of that stuff and absolutely love a good coleslaw. Sounds amazing, Aggie!

  15. KalynsKitchen posted March 2, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Happy Monday! Just letting you know that I featured this recipe in my Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes Round-Up for last month. Hope a lot of my readers will click over here and try it!

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